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No female journalist in Zabul, complain residents

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Dec 11, 2017 - 17:34
QALAT (Pajwhok): The residents of southern Zabul province are complaining about the lack of female journalists and say their absence has rendered women unable to share their concerns. Freedom of expression and media coverage is considered one of the...
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Nearly 40 women murdered in the east this year: officials

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Dec 10, 2017 - 19:43
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Some 500 cases of violence against women took place in eastern Afghanistan provinces this year, when nearly 40 women were killed in the name of honor and other issues, officials said on Sunday.
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UN wants Afghan women’s full participation in polls

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Dec 10, 2017 - 11:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN on Sunday welcomed Afghanistan’s broad-ranging pledges to promote human rights and reinforce its national protection system, including complaint mechanisms and judicial redress. The top UN diplomat in Afghanistan also...
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Women empowerment: Rula wishes to study Indonesia

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Dec 06, 2017 - 20:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): First Lady Rula Ghani has said she wishes to learn more about Indonesia, especially in terms of the empowerment of women in her country. The First Lady’s visit to Indonesia comes as a return visit after Indonesia Minister of Women`s...
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Women’s presence 22pc up in public sector: MoWA

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Dec 04, 2017 - 19:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) on Monday said women’s presence in government departments, particularly in decision-making, has increased by 22 percent
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‘Misogynic lawmakers denied trust vote to Nehan’

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Dec 04, 2017 - 19:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Women’s Support Forum (AWSF) and some lawmakers said misogyny played a role in rejecting Nargis Nehan as minister-designate for the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum by the lower house on Monday.
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President apologizes to women over ‘shawl’ remark

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Dec 03, 2017 - 14:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has apologized to the country’s women over using word “shawl” in a speech on Saturday, the Presidential Palace said on Sunday. “Some individuals who want to mislead the minds of common people had...
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Afghanistan ranked 2nd worst country for women

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Nov 30, 2017 - 09:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan has been ranked as the second worst country for women, says a new study carried by the Women, Peace and Security Index.
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MEC in critical situation, founder seeks government support

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Nov 28, 2017 - 18:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): The founder of Moraa Educational Complex (MEC) has complained against the imposition of heavy taxes, interference from powerful individuals and a lack of government attention, and warned of apossible collapse of the institutionif...
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End to violence on women needs practical steps: CEO

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Nov 26, 2017 - 15:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Offcier (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has said only slogans would not help end violence against women but practical steps were needed.
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2 sisters who lost eyesight 16 years back

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Nov 26, 2017 - 14:51
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Khatera, 20 and Sabera 18 are two sisters who lost their eyesight 16 years back when the US and her allies invaded Afghanistan.
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Over 3500 women faced violence in 2017: AIHRC

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Nov 25, 2017 - 20:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): A recent report by the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) shows that 3,778 incidents of violence against women took place in the last ten months of 2017. The report shows no decline in the number of cases of...
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Balkh records 443 cases of violence against women

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Nov 25, 2017 - 19:20
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) was celebrated on Saturday in the capital of northern Balkh province, where more than 400 cases of crimes against the gender were recorded this year...
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EU calls for immediate halt to violence against women

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Nov 25, 2017 - 17:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): The European union (EU) has expressed disappointment over incidents of violence against women, with 3,778 such cases recorded this year. The incidents included 231 cases of murder, 1003 cases of beating and 38 instances of rape, a...
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UN underlines efforts to end violence against women

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Nov 25, 2017 - 10:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): The top UN diplomat in Afghanistan on Saturday stressed the need for unified action from all Afghans to achieve the goal of ending violence against women. Today, the UN in Afghanistan marked International Day for the Elimination of...
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Women reporters, seizing on global trends, empower voices against abuse

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Nov 25, 2017 - 09:34
MAZAR-I-SHARIF - In a year when the # metoo hashtag has inspired women across the globe to tell their personal tales of harassment and unwanted sexual advances in the workplace, one team of local female TV reporters in northern Afghanistan is...
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Wardak PC election raises hope among women

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Nov 22, 2017 - 15:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): Insecurity and negative traditions have a negative impact on women’s lives in central Maidan Wardak province, but the election of three women to lead the Provincial Council has raised hope for a positive change. For the first time...
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Suicide cases among Daikundi women on the rise

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Nov 16, 2017 - 17:26
NEILI (Pajhwok): Providing contradictory figures, provincial officials in central Daikundi province have said cases of suicide among women and violence against the gender have increased in the province. Daikundi is a traditional province where 40...
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Women’s situation improves but challenges remain

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Nov 01, 2017 - 17:57
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The Women Affairs Department of southeastern Paktia province plans to construct a separate market for women’s handicraft products in Gardez, the provincial capital. Women Affairs Director Nasrin Oryakhel told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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Drug addicted mother forces her daughters into prostitution to buy drugs

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Nov 01, 2017 - 15:39
HERAT (Pajhwok): Some teenage girls in western Herat province say their drugs addicted mothers have been pushing them into prostitution to buy drugs. On the rele vant issue, Article 11 of the Afghan law on trafficking in persons and smuggling of...
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